Senior Sergeant

Thomas SMYTH

YEAR OF DEATH

1864

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

The Sergeant was camped with three other troopers in a tent near Albury during a search for bushrangers. Two men one of whom the bushranger Daniel Morgan crept up and fired several shots into the tent. One shot hit the Sergeant entering his shoulder and exiting through his back. Despite these wounds the Sergeant was able to return fire forcing the offenders to retreat and escape. Sergeant Smyth was soon treated by a doctor however he died of the effects of the wound within a couple of days. The Sergeant was born in 1830 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 8 February 1858. At the time of his death he was stationed at Albury.

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